Enjoy Zurich with your family

The Hotel Alexander is a real family business in the 3rd generation. Rooted in Zurich. The Helbling family and their two children welcome you to the child-friendly city of Zurich. It will certainly never be boring, because Zurich offers a lot of exciting things for every age and interest. Whether sun or rain, experience Zurich with your family. The Hotel Alexander in the heart of Zurich offers two family rooms.

family room

family room

Ideal for families. - Comfortable newly renovated triple room with a double bed (180cm) and an additional single bed (100cm). All non-smoking rooms have air conditioning and free and fast Internet access. - Free baby cot on request.

Familienzimmer
Our Aktuller tip: Houdinli children cinema

Our Aktuller tip: Houdinli children cinema

In the Houdinli, the children's cinema in the Houdini, various carefully selected children's and family film novelties are shown daily in the afternoon. From 3D films to current national and international productions to the freshly compiled children's programme of film festivals, the entire spectrum of cinematic narrative is represented. In keeping with the tradition of the old master, the programme is astounding and enchanting. The atmosphere of the dark cinema hall, the state-of-the-art cinema technology and finally the cinema film itself will transport young and old into cinematic narratives with touching stories or unleashed fantasy.
 

Toy museum

Toy museum

This collection of European toys from the 18th to the middle of the 20th century can be found in one of the oldest corners of Zurich's old town.
Toys that reflect the life of the respective epoch in miniature: Railways and steam engines bear witness to the technical revolution, dolls and their clothing show fashion trends, doll's houses show the domestic life of earlier times. Tin figures, old games, wooden toys, children's books and cookers - everything related to toys can be found in this museum.

Toy museum
North America Native Museum

North America Native Museum

The NONAM offers exciting insights into the world of the Indians and Inuit. Young and old visitors alike embark on a lively voyage of discovery from the Arctic to the southwest of North America. In these areas the Indians and Inuit live under extremely different conditions, which determine their existence and shape their cultures. Take a stroll through our sensual museum tour - numerous objects are waiting to be discovered!

North America Native Museum
Tram Museum - 100 Years Zurich Tramway

Tram Museum - 100 Years Zurich Tramway

Original vehicles from the years 1897 to 1968, engines, uniforms, ticket vending machines, a large model tram system, a rolling baby cobra and much more: the old Burgwies depot has become a versatile space in which all visitors can enjoy themselves. The new Tram Museum has something for every age, every interest and every sense.

Tram Museum

Gemeinschaftszentrum Buchegg - Much more than just a playground! An insider tip from our reception.

The large GZ Buchegg with its green area and modern playground also offers a cafeteria and a varied and dense programme. The GZ Buchegg is a natural part of this park, where donkeys, ponies, goats and llamas also have a home with an outdoor enclosure. It is one of the numerous commitments of GZ Buchegg. Another is the "wood workshop", equipped with tools, machines and materials, where children and adults can implement their ideas with expert support, as well as the Repair Café, where broken things are repaired instead of thrown away.

The GZ also offers concerts and theatre performances.

Young and old meet in the cosy cafeteria. Everyone is welcome, even if they are not forced to consume anything. The offer ranges from fresh seasonal juices to fine homemade cakes to the in-house garage brew, a special beer. In the cafeteria there is a small play corner and in summer a large terrace with chairs. For the sausage roast there is a cosy grill place in the park.

Community centres Zurich

Community centres Zurich

For more than 60 years, the Zurich Community Centres (GZ) have helped shape life in the city of Zurich. They offer space for almost everything - and for Switzerland a uniquely diverse range of socio-cultural activities. The GZs are present in the neighbourhood - they have outdoor playgrounds, coffees and mostly a small farm with animals.

Community centres Zurich
Langenberg Wildlife Park Zurich

Langenberg Wildlife Park Zurich

Wolves, brown bears, moose, wild boars and numerous other wild animals live in the Langenberg Game Park outside the gates of the city of Zurich. You can observe the animals in their natural habitat on various circular paths through the forest. Admission to the animal facilities in Langenberg, the Sihlwald and to the visitor centre in Sihlwald is free.

Langenberg Wildlife Park Zurich
Mühlerama

Mühlerama

The Mühlerama in the former Tiefenbrunnen mill is a small jewel among Zurich's museums. Here you can experience an early industrial mill in full operation, have a miller explain the complex mechanics to you and even get involved yourself. Tram 4 takes you directly from Hotel Alexander to Mühlerama. The journey takes only 15 minutes.

Mühlerama
Summer swimming pools

Summer swimming pools

Zurich is not only blessed with a proud bathing density, but also with one of the most beautiful lake and river landscapes in Europe. Immerse yourself and enjoy Zurich's bathing culture. New at the Letzigraben open-air swimming pool is a wave pool that not only appeals to young visitors. More information about the bathing establishments is also available at the reception desk.

summer swimming pools
Bikepark Allmend

Bikepark Allmend

South of the Sihlcity shopping centre is an urban bike paradise covering 5,500 square metres. Together with a freestyle park, the Allmend Bike Park forms the largest European facility of its kind. On five courses with three levels of difficulty, everyone can let off steam on their bike, from the curious toddler to the professional biker. The disciplines Urban-BMX, Jumptrack and Pumptrack are offered, whose hills, waves and craters can be combined as desired. The little ones can let off steam on their own wheel track with 20 cm high waves.

Bikepark Allmend
Zoo Zurich

Zoo Zurich

Zurich Zoo & Masoala Rainforest - an excursion into the animal kingdom. With more than 380 animal species, the zoo is a must for all animal lovers. It shows the diversity of the animal world in a small space. The almost 90-year-old Zurich Zoo is idyllically situated on the Zürichberg in the Fluntern district. The zoo is located above the rooftops of the city in the green, but can be easily and quickly reached from the Hotlel Alexander. As a guest of Hotel Alexander, you also benefit from free admission to Zurich Zoo.

Zoo Zurich
Uetliberg - Our local mountain

Uetliberg - Our local mountain

The Uetliberg is Zurich's local mountain. From here you have a view of the city, the lake and the Alps. The Uetliberg (871 m above sea level) is enthroned above the roofs of Zurich. From the summit you have a magnificent panoramic view over the city and the lake as far as the Alps. This excursion destination is also particularly popular in winter, as the summit of the Uetliberg often lies above the Zurich Hochnebeldecke and the hiking trails can then be converted into toboggan runs. In summer several playgrounds invite you to play

Uetliberg
Alpamare

Alpamare

Children and adults will have a lot of fun at "Alpamare": Switzerland's largest water and fun park with 12 water slides with a total length of 2,100 metres. With curves, funnels, light effects and special bobsleds, the tracks are very different and everyone will find their favourite slide. For those who prefer to splash around in the water, the Rio Mare river swimming pool and the indoor wave pool offer an eventful swim. Would you like to spend a day with your children at Alpamare? At the reception you get discount cards with 15% discount.

Alpamare
Our recommendation for colder days: Penguin parade at Zurich Zoo

Our recommendation for colder days: Penguin parade at Zurich Zoo

If the thermometer drops below 10 degrees in winter from early November to late March, you can waddle with the King Penguins from Zurich Zoo on a short tour of Zurich Zoo every day at 1:30 pm. A unique experience for your winter zoo visit. Guests of the Hotel Alexander are admitted to Zurich Zoo free of charge. Tickets are available at the reception desk. 

The Penguin Parade depends on the day. 

Zoo Zurich free entrance

A little insider tip: The KiKuKa is the children's culture calendar of the city of Zurich. There you will find other exciting and cultural activities for young and old: www.kikuka.ch